California Spring Trials: Centradenia To Coreopsis

Centradenia ‘Blushing Cascade’ by GroLink
Blushing Cascade is very floriferous and trailing, hardy to USDA Zone 8 and great in baskets and combos. It is a day-neutral plant so it flowers year-round. Blushing Cascade’s shell pink flowers contrast with its dark red-bronze foliage.

Centratherum ‘Brazilian Button’ by GroLink
‘Brazilian Button’ is part of the aster family. Its foliage is olive to light green. Hardy to Zones 9 to 11, this centratherum is long lasting and has a fluffy, button-like 1-inch flower. ‘Brazilian Button’ grows 12 to 18 inches tall with a spreading habit of 2 to 3 feet. It is best in the landscape, in rock gardens or in combo pots.

‘Black Beauty’ chysothemis by GroLink
‘Black Beauty’ is part of the violet family. It is best used in combos, in the landscape or as a houseplant. It’s recommended to keep ‘Black Beauty’ about 60 degrees.

Clerodendron ‘Butterfly Flower’ by GroLink
‘Butterly Flower’ is an open, evergreen shrub that grows 2 to 4 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide. This everblooming species produces a ton of two-tone blue flowers that resemble butterflies but does not attract them. It is hardy to Zones 8b to 11, has an upright habit and is best used as a standalone specimen or in a mixed container. ‘Butterfly Flower’ grows best in full sun or light shade.

Coleus ‘Fancy Rose’ by GroLink
GroLink’s new coleus for 2010 feature: compact growth, heat tolerance, no flowering, basal branching, a preference to full sun or shade and mildew resistance.

Coleus Happy Line by GroLink
GroLink’s new coleus for 2010 feature: compact growth, heat tolerance, no flowering, basal branching, a preference to full sun or shade and mildew resistance. 

Coleus ‘Sunset’ by GroLink
GroLink’s new coleus for 2010 feature: compact growth, heat tolerance, no flowering, basal branching, a preference to full sun or shade and mildew resistance. 

Coreopsis Coloropsis by Skagit Gardens
The Coloropsis series produces masses of flowers non-stop from early summer into fall. Combinations give a burst of powerful blossom color, are vigorous, busy and thrive in hot sun with minimal care. Sunny Border Nurseries introduced the series and Darrell Probst hybridized it.

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